A mysterious warrior discovered in a Viking grave in Denmark was originally considered a Viking. Now researchers have made a startling discovery about this savage warrior who died more than 1,000 years ago – she was not actually a Viking.
According to researchers from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the woman was probably Slavic. Starting from a region in Eastern Europe, which today is today's Poland.
"The presence of Slavic warriors in Denmark was more significant than previously thought, and this image comes from new research," said Dr. Leszek Gardeła from the Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literatures at the University of Bonn, said in a statement.
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Dr. Gardeła added that the revelation was not too surprising. "During the Middle Ages, this island was a melting pot of Slavic and Scandinavian elements."
Although the woman's grave was the only one holding a weapon and an ax, researchers found a 10th century Arab coin further proof of his age.
Despite the suggestion that the woman was probably a warrior, it is unclear how she died.
"Fortunately, in the case of the grave of the alleged Slavic woman, the bones have been preserved, but no injuries are visible that could indicate the cause of death," Dr. Gardela.
The tomb is one of many fascinating archaeological finds from the Viking Age. Earlier this year, archaeologists confirmed that a grave with the skeleton of a Viking warrior long believed to be male was actually female.
A Viking hammer was discovered in Iceland last year, and archaeologists in Norway used ground penetrating radar technology to discover a very rare Viking longship.
Also in 2018, an 8-year-old girl discovered a 1,500-year-old sword in a Swedish lake and an incredible treasure trove of silver treasures related to the era of A. The famous Viking king was discovered on an island in the Baltic Sea. Hundreds of 1000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets were found on the German island of Rügen.
19659003] In 2017, a reindeer hunter found an incredibly well-preserved Viking sword on a remote mountain in southern Norway. In 2016, archaeologists in Trondheim, Norway, discovered the church where Viking King Olaf Haraldsson first became a saint.
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